Mumbai city looks like one big dump and an eyesore these days. For the last few years or so, wherever one looks around in Mumbai, there is something being broken down or built or repaired. The list of construction activities happening in Mumbai right now is mind- boggling; in some places this work continues 24/7.
Road widening. Monorail. Metro rail. Flyovers. Elevated roads. Slum rehabilitation. Road repair. Skywalks. Redevelopment. New construction. Pedestrian subways. Laying pipelines. Railway platform extensions …
The noise and air pollution that all this construction activity has brought about — not to mention the ensuing traffic snarls and health problems — cannot just be described in words. The city looks forever coated in dust and grease and I would even go as far as to say that parts of city look like war relics !
Mumbai has the sobriquet of a city that never sleeps. But for once, I wish it all this construction activity would cease and the city sleep and let Mumbaikars sleep too. Mumbai is also referred to as Maximum City. But with the way it currently is, I want to refer to it as Construction City !
It is an apt name, isn’t it? What would you call the city?
Mumbai Lens is a photographic series which, as the name suggests, is Mumbai-centric and is an attempt to capture the various moods of the city through my camera lens. For more posts in this series, please click here.